Mmmmm YUM! Avocados are the best kind of butter-substitute on toast, in my opinion. They have this amazing full flavour and smooth mouth-feel. You don’t need to add much to create perfection!
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Nutritional Information per Portion
- 125 g Multigrain Bread - [See good to know section.]
- 50 g Raw Avocado
- 1/8 tsp Chilli Flakes
- Dash Ground Salt
- Dash Dried Ground Pepper
Other things you need
- Food Scale
- Cutting Board
- Cutting Knife
- Dinner Fork
- Dinner Spoon
- Toaster - [See good to know section.]
- Weigh your ingredients.
- Cut three slices of bread from your loaf. I like them to be between one and two centimetres thick. Keep in mind that the number of Simple Avocado Toast slices will depend on the size of multigrain bread you use. The given nutritional information will change when you do not stick to the amount of bread, listed above.
- I like to toast the bread unless it is really fresh. If you want to toast your bread, do it now. [See good to know section.]
- Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit.
- Remove the flesh of the avocado using a spoon and put it in a bowl.
- Mash the avocado flesh with a fork and spread it onto the toast.
- Sprinkle the chilli flakes over the avocado.
- Grind a bit of pepper and salt onto the Simple Avocado Toast and enjoy!
Good to know
- Storing: If you want to prepare the toast in advance, or take it with you, store the mashed avocado and the bread in separate airtight containers. Make sure you store the avocado in the refrigerator (or cooler bag if you want to take it with you).
- Shelf life: The toast will stay good for several days if stored correctly but should ideally be eaten right after you prepare it.
- Gluten-Free: To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free bread.
- Toast: If you do not have a toaster, you can toast it using a frying pan. Put the pan on the stove over medium heat. Put the toast in the frying pan, let it sit there for about a minute, then flip it and toast the other side for another minute. How long exactly you need to toast each side, depends on your personal preference and how thick the slices of bread are.
- Organic: To make this recipe organic, only use organic ingredients.
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Keep in mind that if you are looking to eat healthily, you should not just avoid eating fat and/or sugar. We need both in our daily diet. Make sure however to be aware of where you get your lipids and sugars from. As a rule of thumb, you could say; variation is very important in your diet and in general, the closer your food is to come straight from the source, the better.
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*All given nutritional information is an indication. Due to differences in how ingredients are produced, where they are purchased and how the recipe is prepared, nutritional values may vary.